2 a slow longitudinal movement or deformation
3 a pen that is fenced so that young animals can enter but adults cannot
4 a slow creeping mode of locomotion (on hands and knees or dragging the body); "a crawl was all that the injured man could manage"; "the traffic moved at a creep" [syn: crawl, crawling, creeping]
1 move slowly; in the case of people or animals with the body near the ground; "The crocodile was crawling along the riverbed" [syn: crawl]
2 to go stealthily or furtively; "..stead of sneaking around spying on the neighbor's house" [syn: sneak, mouse, steal, pussyfoot]
3 grow in such a way as to cover (a building, for example); "ivy grew over the walls of the university buildings" [syn: grow over]
- , /kriːp/, /kri:p/
- Rhymes: -iːp
- The movement of something that creeps (like worms or snails)
- A relatively small gradual change, variation or deviation (from a planned value) in a measure.
- A slight displacement of an object: the slight movement of something
- In the context of "publishing": In sewn books, the tendency of pages on the inside of a quire to stand out farther than those on the outside of it.
- In the context of "materials science": An increase in strain with time; the gradual flow or deformation of a material under stress.
- The imperceptible downslope movement of surface rock.
- In the context of "informal|pejorative": An annoying irritating person
- In the context of "informal|pejorative": A frightening and/or
disconcerting person, especially one who gives the speaker chills or who induces psychosomatic facial
- Stop following me, you creep!
small gradual change in a measure
- Finnish: ryömintä
- Finnish: liikahdus
tendency of pages iniside of a quire to stand out
gradual deformation of material under stress
- Finnish: viruminen
imperceptible downslope movement of surface
informal: an annoyingly unpleasant person
frightening or disconcerting person
- To move slowly with the abdomen close to the ground.
- Lizards and snakes crept over the ground.
- Of plants, to grow across a surface rather than upwards.
- To move slowly and quietly in a particular direction.
- He tried to creep past the guard without being seen.
- To make small gradual changes, usually in a particular
- Prices have been creeping up all year.
move slowly with the abdomen close to the ground
grow across a surface rather than upwards
move slowly and quietly in a particular direction
change or deviate gradually
- Dutch: opschuiven
- Finnish: hiipiä
- German: schleichen
Creep may refer to:
- Creep (deformation), a materials deformation process that can lead to mechanical failure
- Downhill creep, the slow progression of rock down a low grade slope
- Fault creep, a slow steady movement along an earthquake fault
- Creep (project management), the jeopardizing of a project's initial objectives by an increase in overall objectives
- Creep, advancing of a railway wheel more or less than is expected from rolling, without large-scale slip
- Creap, a brand of powdered milk substitute popular in Japan
- "Creep" (Radiohead song), by the British band Radiohead
- "Creep" (TLC song), by TLC
- "Creep" (Stone Temple Pilots song), by Stone Temple Pilots
- "The Creeps", a song by Camille Jones and Fedde le Grand
- The Creep (book), a 1968 novel by Jeffrey Frank
- Creep (film), a 2004 British horror film
- Creeps (1956 film), a 1956 short subject starring the Three Stooges.
- Creep (Warcraft), a neutral but hostile computer controlled unit in Warcraft III
- Creep (Starcraft), an organic ground cover necessary for constructing structures by the Zerg race in Starcraft
creep in German: Creep
creep in French: Creep (homonymie)
creep in Japanese: クリープ (曖昧さ回避)
creep in Slovak: Creep
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